04/23/14 11:19am

MV BIG FLEA logo

I’ve told you the MV Big Flea (a.k.a ‘The World’s Great Flea Market’) was coming. The flea market is a BIG fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Community School, which is part of Alexandria Public Schools. The flea market is happening THIS Saturday at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center located at 2701 Commonwealth Avenue in Del Ray.

This is a really creative way for you to give back to our schools. The fun starts at 7:00 AM with $10 admission while at 8:00 AM you can get in free (but, will the ‘good’ stuff be gone?). There is also a 50/50 raffle as well which has at least $1,000 in the pot already.

For more information, visit this link. Hope to see you there!

04/23/14 10:07am
Gadsbys Tavern sign

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a tour guide in a museum, Gadsby’s Tavern is giving folks who are interested in local history a great opportunity to spread their love of history to others.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is seeking individuals 14 and older who enjoy meeting and talking with people of all ages, love American history, and want to learn more and share this knowledge with others.  The training process is simple and made even easier through a three-hour class on Saturday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m.—noon that will fulfill half of the training requirements.  Final requirements can be completed on a flexible schedule by applicants.  

To apply to become a docent, complete an application online through www.gadsbystavern.org or email Michele.longo@alexandriava.gov.  The training will be hosted at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 N. Royal Street in Alexandria.  Those who cannot attend the May 31 training are still encouraged to apply as alternate arrangements can be made.  Volunteer docents are needed both weekends and weekdays, and are asked to give a minimum of 4 hours per month (one tour shift).  

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington.  The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history.  Today, the Museum offers public tours of the buildings year-round and hosts a variety of events that bring the past to life. 

For more information, please call 703.746.4242.

04/22/14 4:30pm
Arlandria Center rendering

Members of the public are invited to attend a Joint Meeting of the Arlandria Action Plan Advisory Group and the Four Mile Run Joint Task Force on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm at the Conservancy at Four Mile Run Park (4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue).

The purpose of the joint meeting is to provide updates and promote discussion on Four Mile Run Restoration Projects (including construction phasing for the demonstration project), Four Mile Run Park Citywide Plan, private development projects in Arlandria (including Mt. Vernon Village Center and Four Mile Run Pump Station Upgrade), and the Oakville Triangle Planning Process.

More Information:

04/22/14 3:15pm

Condominium for rent at 520 JohN Carlyle Street in Alexandria, Virginia

This 1BR condominium is located at 520 John Carlyle Street in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Having lived in Carlyle for over a dozen years now, I have ALWAYS admired the modern design of these condos that were built in 2007.

Via the listing

sunny NY loft style in extrememly well located bldg near metro, Whole Foods, & tons of Old Town amenities. 1BR 1BA unit w/high ceilings, exposed ductwork & brick walls, sliding barnstyle BR door. 720 sq. ft. Stainless & granite kitchen, W/D in unit, hardwood floors, oversized windows overlooking courtyard. Assigned parking in garage. Gym & pool available. available through August 2015.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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04/22/14 3:09pm

The culminating event in Alexandria’s National Poetry Month activities, Poem in Your Pocket Day will feature Poet Laureate Tori Lane, and past Poet Laureates Amy Young and Mary McElveen. The event is held at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street in Old Town.

The program is a partnership between the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts. Light refreshments will be served. Free! 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

For more community events, visit our community events calendar.